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February 29, 2024

Aiyedatiwa orders arrest of those who attacked party members during Tinubu’s visit

Aiyedatiwa

Governor Aiyedatiwa

By Dayo Johnson

Governor Lucky Aiyedatiwa of Ondo state, has directed security agencies in the state to arrest those who attacked supporters of governorship aspirants and destroyed their campaign billboards during the visit of President Bola Tinubu to the state.

Recall that one of the aspirants, Olusola Oke, raised alarm over the attack of his supporters and those of other aspirants by political thugs who also destroyed their campaign billboards during the visit.

In a swift reaction, the state governor, through his Chief Press Secretary, Ebenezer Adeniyan, in a statement in Akure, cautioned against political violence in the state.

Adeniyan, in the statement, said that “the attention of Ondo State Governor, Hon. Lucky Orimisan Aiyedatiwa, has been drawn to reports of alleged attacks on some persons and destruction of campaign materials in the wake of the visit of President Bola Ahmed Tinubu to the State on Wednesday.

“The Governor says his administration will not tolerate any form of violence that is capable of threatening the peace and tranquility of the State.

“As the Governor has said repeatedly, any political campaign that disturbs the peace in the State is unacceptable and must be met with the decisive actions of law enforcement agencies.

“It is pertinent to make it clear that nobody associated with the Governor or the government of Ondo State was involved in any of the reported activities ascribed to “political thugs” during the President’s visit to Owo and Akure.

“The Governor has therefore asked law enforcement agencies in the State to arrest and prosecute anyone found to be engaged in such violent activities.

Adeniyan added that “The Governor urges politicians and their followers to ensure that their campaigns are issue based, devoid of blackmail, spreading falsehood, inciting the public and intimidating opponents.